Specializing in World Class Pocket Cruisers

"A good boat is handsome - able and seakindly." - Roger C. Taylor

Bill Dobson has gotten around on sailboats. Growing up in the Midwest, he’s raced all kinds of performance boats, from Ynglings to E-scows, and covered the Great Lakes on big-boat classics, including a Pearson 35 and a 75-foot Alden ketch. But the 25-foot sailboat he bought used two seasons ago has made him a pocket cruiser convert.

The Offshore 25 from Eastsail Yachts of Bow, N.H., was designed by Eliot Spalding in the early 1980’s as a “rugged, trailerable pocket cruiser…for the long voyage.” With its full keel and transom-hung rudder, choice of sloop or cutter rig, and complete accommodations, including an enclosed head, it fits the bill. Yet the 8-foot, 6-inch beam makes it legal to trailer without permits, and auxiliary power is a 20-hp diesel.

Small, seaworthy, easy to handle and with a simple but complete layout, the Offshore 25 was just what Dobson had been looking for. “It was right up my alley,” he says. “It had classic lines, and I liked the cutter rig. That divides up the sails; they’re smaller and easier to deal with by yourself. The accommodations were small, but they work for two people. And there was enough headroom for me.”

SELECT FROM 6 DIFFERENT MODELS BELOW - 22 T0 31 FEET

Inheritance Class Cutter TRAILERABLE

Inheritance Class Cutter

TRAILERABLE

Inheritance Cruiser TRAILERABLE

Inheritance Cruiser

TRAILERABLE

Coastal Cruiser TRAILERABLE

Coastal Cruiser

TRAILERABLE

World Cruising Cutter TRAILERABLE

World Cruising Cutter

TRAILERABLE

UNDER CONSTRUCTION TRAILERABLE

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

TRAILERABLE

Coastal Cruiser

Coastal Cruiser